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Part of speech: Noun


Part of speech: Verb

To slant from an upright position; to bend over for support; as, to lean on a cane; to rely; as, to lean on one's friends for advice; to tend; as, his opinion leaned toward the popular side.

Part of speech: Verb

To cause to slant; rest.

Part of speech: Adjective

Thin; free from fat; as, lean meat; not productive; as, lean years.

Part of speech: Past tense

Leaned, leant.

Part of speech: Past participle


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